What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About DTLA Mini Maker Faire

central-from-gardenWith the DTLA Mini Maker Faire, Los Angeles is getting its first ever official Maker Faire, joining a global network of Maker Faires spanning 35 countries.  It follows the “big” Maker Faire model of celebrating invention, creativity and resourcefulness, but is much smaller in scale, especially this first year.

The Los Angeles Public Library is the proud host of the DTLA Mini Maker Faire, which will take place at the gorgeous and historic Central Library in downtown Los Angeles (otherwise known as DTLA).

Follow the development of the DTLA Mini Maker Faire on LAPL’s Twitter @LAPublicLibrary, Instagram @lapubliclibrary, and Facebook page.

Questions?  Want to talk to an organizer?  Visit our Contact page.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.